Monday Monday...What I am planning to dish out this week.


Hope you all had a fab weekend. I've got four meals planned for this week because the on the 5th night you can find me at a local BBQ restaurant that is opening a new location nearby. YUM. Let me know if you have been  cooking up anything new.

1. Ina's crunchy noodle salad  using leftover noodles from spaghetti night :)

2. Potato leek soup with garlic knots
** I made a big batch of this the other day, so we would have it for the week. And I use store-bought pizza dough for the knots not frozen.
  • 3 tablespoons butter 4 leeks, washed and sliced into half moons
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme; half if using dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile powder
  • 6 cups stock
  • 1 1/4-pounds (5-6 small Yukon, or 3 large russet) potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • splash of cream or milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the butter over medium-low heat. Add the slices leeks and season with salt. Cook the leeks over low heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until they’re completely soft and wilted, not browned. Add the thyme, if using, and chile powder, and stir for about 30 seconds, cooking them with the leeks to release their flavor flavors. Pour in the stock, and add the potatoes and bay leaf. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender when poked with a sharp knife. About 20- 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and puree the soup with the pepper, and more salt if necessary. Add splash of cream and simmer for a few minutes longer. I use an immersion (stick) blender, If the soup is too thick, add a bit more stock or cream, until it’s the desired consistency. Top with crisp bacon or crisp leeks would be yummy too!

3. Brucetta on Homemade bread with Grandmas Grandpas (i was corrected) honey salad (I'll post the recipes when I make them)

4. My favorite Pan Seared Rib Eye and Giada's Potato skins


Have a great week!! If you want to catch up on our weekend see here.

xoxoxo
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1 comments:

Torrie said...

1) That soup looks amazing.
2) I must try those garlic knots (and this soup) soon.
3) Anything with the word Grandma in front of it quickly rises to the top of my 'to-make' list, as seen here: http://torriesessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/recipes-tried-true.html.
4) Steak and potatoes(!)- a gal after my own heart:).

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